BUFFALO, NY--(Marketwired - October 11, 2016) - Delaware North, a global hospitality and food service provider, has named Bernard Gay as the company's chief information officer.
Gay is based at Delaware North's global headquarters in Buffalo, N.Y., and reports to co-CEOs Jerry Jacobs Jr. and Lou Jacobs. In his role, Gay leads all aspects of Delaware North's information technology (IT) department, including planning, developing, evaluating and implementing strategies to further the organization's business models and objectives. His responsibilities also include the governance, performance, operations and management of the company's IT systems and staff.
Gay comes to Delaware North with more than 25 years of IT experience, most recently with Brookfield Hospitality Properties in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where he served as senior vice president and chief information officer for the massive Atlantis Paradise Island resort in the Bahamas. In that role -- in which he served for 10 years -- he managed the company's business and technical vision and directed a strategic organizational transformation.
Prior to that, Gay held a variety of IT leadership roles at prominent global companies such as Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., Cintas Corporation and Rubbermaid Inc.
Gay holds a bachelor's degree in management information systems and business administration from Gardner Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C., and a masters of business administration from Rochester (N.Y.) Institute of Technology. He currently serves on the board of the Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF).
About Delaware North
Delaware North is one of the largest privately-held hospitality and food service companies in the world. Founded in 1915 and owned by the Jacobs family for more than 100 years, Delaware North has global operations at high-profile places such as sports and entertainment venues, national and state parks, destination resorts and restaurants, airports, and regional casinos. Our 60,000 employee associates are dedicated to creating special experiences one guest at a time in serving more than 500 million guests annually. Delaware North has annual revenue of about $3 billion in the sports, travel hospitality, restaurants and catering, parks, resorts, gaming, and specialty retail industries. Learn more about Delaware North at www.delawarenorth.com.
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